Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

  • Recently, the Union Home Minister said the Central Government will consider revoking the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • AFSPA is a law enacted by the Parliament in 1958 which gives the armed forces special powers and immunity to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
  • It can be applied only after an area has been declared “disturbed” under section 2 of the Act. ....
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